10 must-have gear items for taking your vehicle off-road

We all hope our off-road fishing and hunting adventures go as planned, but they don’t always work out that way. You never know if your ATV or side-by-side will get stuck in the mud, break down or need a jump-start, so it pays to be prepared. Having the proper equipment on hand—and knowing how to use it—can help avoid a costly recovery mission, or worse.


With that in mind, here are the must-have items to pack when heading off-road. Most of this gear can always remain in your vehicle, but be sure to replenish any supplies that get depleted. And regularly check the battery levels on all your electronics, and make sure anything mechanical is always in good working order…